Win One of 10 Subscriptions to GrantWatch at the Sister Cities International Southeastern Conference! Submit Your LOI Today

To celebrate the upcoming Sister Cities International Southeastern Conference, Florida Sister Cities International is awarding 10 subscriptions and coaching opportunities through a competitive process. Awardees must be present at the Sister Cities International Southeastern Conference at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida on July 20, 2022, to receive the award. CEO, Libby Hikind, will be leading several workshops and will be available during the conference. Libby has transformed the world of grant funding. Her state-of-the-art website has leveled the playing field for large and small grant-seeking nonprofits, businesses, and individuals.

GrantWatch is the leading grant listing directory featuring more than 28,420 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, and archived grants from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources in the USA, U.S. Territories, Canada, and International areas.

Enter for Your Chance to Win!

All interested entities should submit their project utilizing the LOI template seen at the bottom of this article. In addition, award recipients will also receive expert assistance to guide them through the prospect research and grant writing process.

Subsequently, organizations, businesses, individuals, and municipalities are eligible to apply. However, awardees must be present at the conference on July 20, 2022, to receive the award. To enter, submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) by no later than June 20, 2022, to Donna Scantlebury:

What to Expect This Year:

This year, the conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, this year commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) and marks the bicentennial celebration for the City of Jacksonville.

The theme for the conference is “Empower, Enhance, Engage: Building Bridges for the Future.” In addition, global Sister Cities representatives, international business leaders, as well as trade and government officials will be in attendance.

Visiting delegates will also have the opportunity to engage with Sister City programs throughout the Southeastern region. Moreover, the conference events aims to provide a forum to promote goodwill and harmonious exchanges between the attendees.

Taking place during July 19 -22, 2022, this four-day event will feature guest speakers, panelists, and workshops. In addition, topics will include:

  • Grant Research & Grant Writing
  • Media, Marketing
  • Project Exchanges,
  • Global Opportunities
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Along with much more!

Agenda Snapshot:

  • Tuesday, July 19th – Registration, Exhibitor/Vendor Set-up, and Welcome Reception 
  • Wednesday, July 20th – Grant Workshops, Diversity/Inclusion, and International Gala featuring Paris Winningham (finalist from The Voice)
  • Thursday, July 21st – Global Opportunities Workshops, African Summit Cape Town 2023, and Membership Development Strategies
  • Friday, July 22nd – Historical Tours and Business and Technical Matchmaking

Where Can You Register Your Attendance?

For more information, the details and registration for the event can be found at

About JSCA

Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization that began in 1967. As a result, the nonprofit’s mission is to foster and encourage mutual understanding, friendship, and peace through cultural, economic, educational, and professional exchanges between the people of Jacksonville and the people of our Sister and Friendship Cities. Additionally, JSCA partners with eight Sister Cities: Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Curitiba, Brazil; Changwon City, South Korea; Murmansk, Russia; Nantes, France; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa and Yingkou, China with three additional Friendship Cities in China: Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Suzhou. 

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